Tottenham player ratings: Mousa Dembele man of the match v Burnley
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 08, 2017,
Apr 08, 2017, 3:40
It's an important, massive three points for us to still believe we can fight for the title.
Tottenham struggled to break Burnley down at Turf Moor but clicked into gear with two goals in the space of 11 minutes after the break.
"We showed great belief, character and faith".
The win did come at a cost, however, as midfielders Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks suffered first-half injuries, with Winks in particular looking in a bad way as he was stretchered off.
"I thought for the first half it was a very good performance", Dyche told BBC Sport.
But they rallied, aided by a controlled display from Wanyama's replacement Mousa Dembele, and when Dier pounced on Jeff Hendrick's error in the 66th minute it looked to be enough.
Eriksen's pass over the top released Alli and he rolled a superb pass across for Son to apply a simple finish. It is always hard in the first game after global duty, all the players arrive at different dates, but we were very professional.
Defeat saw Burnley slip to 15th after their winless run stretched to seven matches but Sean Dyche was unconcerned by his side's cushion from the bottom three being cut to five points. Maybe it was not brilliant but it was very professional.
'Seven points is completely different to 10, but there's still a lot of work to do, if they fade we need to do our job and if we do that we can be there until the end of the season'. We are fighting for the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen has been directly involved in nine goals in his six Premier League games against Swansea (5 goals, 4 assists), more than he has against any other side in the competition. "There are no done deals in the Premier League", he said. They don't think it's a given, I'm sure.
It was familiar terrain for ex-Burnley defender Kieran Trippier, making just his second league start of the campaign as one of three changes along with Winks and Vincent Janssen.
"We knew it would be tough, we're not delusional about the nature of this division".